A Jenny Packham, Vintage, Details Heavy Wedding {1}

Well it’s another snowy winter wedding for you all, Winter brides-to-be take note, you are going to get lots of wedding inspiration from this amazing couple.

Alex and Hollie were married on the 28th December 2010 at a gorgeous Church ceremony on a snowy winter’s day. This couple are seriously amazing, with Hollie looking so chic in her Jenny Packham ensemble {with acacia headpiece,which is close to my heart as i actually brought this for my wedding day} and Alex is seriously rocking his mod inspired suit. Love!!!!!

Thanks so much to Cardiff based wedding photographer, Jake Morley for this stunning submission and for letting me share his work today….

The Dress and Accessories…

I really wanted a dress that was a little bit different, so Jenny Packham seemed like an obvious designer to go for. I saw my dress in the first shop we went into and nothing else compared to it after that so I knew it was the one.

My dress, head piece and cuff is by Jenny Packham. It has beautiful beaded detail and a really pearly sheen. I also wore an ostrich feather shall when we were outside…it was freezing!


The Proposal…

I took hollie to our favourite boutique hotel in Edinburgh called Tiger Lily. Coincidentally, the same day she found out she had been accepted to train as a midwife in Cardiff  University, so it was double the celebration!

The Vision for the Day…

We always imagined having a small intimate wedding, with just close family and friends. We wanted to make the day as relaxed and personable as possible.

The Planning Process…

Al is one of the owners of a quirky vintage themed bar, so we decided to hold the reception there. As they had never hosted a wedding before, we decided the only way was to hire a wedding planner! This made the planning process much easier!

Groom’s attire…

We got Al’s suite from Gresham Blake in Brighton. It’s an amazing tailor’s who have made suites for people like Led Zeppelin and Richard Branson. Al went for a 60’s theme 3 piece with skinny fit and subtle ‘mod’ look.

The Budget…

We tried to keep the budget as low as possible, so we decided to make a lot of things ourselves, for example, we designed our own invitations using local graphic designers, made Christmas biscuits as favours and used Hollie’s Figaro as our wedding car. Our lovely parents also helped out financially which was a great help.

The Readings + Music…

We asked Al’s dad and my mum to do a reading during the service, my mum read a poem she had written about us and Al’s dad read a passage from the Bible. The Music was a mix between one of our favourite Bands from Barcelona playing acoustic at the church as well as a full live set at the reception. We also had a couple of DJ’s playing a mix of cult classics, soul, motown and new music. They were friends of ours so that really helped.

Don’t forget to stop by this afternoon for the stunning second part of today’s real wedding feature xoxo

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